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by Lavaine
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Speedmaster gossip from the Omega boutique
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Speedmaster gossip from the Omega boutique

The no coffee rule is interesting. :) They are allowed to open, but can’t make you coffee, but you would have been able to buy a takeaway coffee from an outlet, that may have questionable hygiene standards nearby to the AD! Neil At risk of derailing this thread, this makes a lot of sense to me. I c...
by Lavaine
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Speedmaster gossip from the Omega boutique
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Speedmaster gossip from the Omega boutique

I think the 3861 is a worthy successor to the 1861, but I suspect it will bring with it a price increase that will take the Speedy Pro into the next price class. On the upside, a 2k price increase (just a guess) will boost resale prices of 1861-based models.
by Lavaine
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New (to me) Seamaster Professional
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: New (to me) Seamaster Professional

Just lovely. I think the aluminum bezel SMP's are the best of the bunch. Mine is a skeleton hands Bond, but the sword hands version is just as fantastic (and more readable at night).
by Lavaine
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Packaging overkill!
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Packaging overkill!

Must be from Amazon, the kings of overpackaging. no pictures, but I ordered 3 small items from them this week in one order. A pack of small lithium batteries, a pack of button cells, and a new phone charging cable. 2 of the 3 items shipped from the same warehouse, and the third item from a different...
by Lavaine
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: all bronze oris chrono
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: all bronze oris chrono

I don't think the bronze bracelet is too much, but the dial is. I feel the same way about gold watches with gold dials, and stainless watches with bracelets and silver dials. Too much of a good thing is sometimes just too much. I'd like to see the all bronze with a blue or brown dial.
by Lavaine
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sellita movement break in period?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Sellita movement break in period?

+2 to -4 SPD is within COSC accuracy. I'd say you've done well, even if it drifts a little further as it settles in.
by Lavaine
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Have you ever......
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Have you ever......

My sleeves are usually rolled if I have an office day at work. Yes, it shows off the watch (and I do take advantage of the office days to wear the watches I won't wear in the field), but mostly it's because I don't find it comfortable working at the computer all day in long sleeves, so I roll the sl...
by Lavaine
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Grail!
Replies: 67
Views: 1632

Re: Grail!

Congratulations Lindsey. An absolutely beautiful piece. There are some people that say that a 36mm watch isn't a proper diver. Those people are what I like to call wrong. The LLD and Seamaster are perfect 36mm divers. I can picture Linzi playing when you opened the box. When I opened my Speedy, it s...
by Lavaine
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Statues
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Re: Statues

I think that rather than removing statues and ignoring history, what is needed is a change to the narrative. We can commemorate historical figures, but at the same time we must be able to place their actions in a modern context. Show both sides of the story as it were. "John Smith noted scientist, e...
by Lavaine
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega De Ville Tourbillon Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Omega De Ville Tourbillon Co-Axial Master Chronometer

The dial is interesting, but i'm undecided if it's in a good way. The movement is stunning!
by Lavaine
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Post a picture from your latest ride
Replies: 736
Views: 31711

Re: Post a picture from your latest ride

Thegreyman wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:36 pm
You took the definition of a field watch to the extreme and ended up in a field! Hopefully the fall wasn't too painful.
Well, I removed the bell from the handlebars with the side of my knee (ouch), but mostly just my pride was wounded. My last couple of rides I kept the shiny side up.
by Lavaine
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Managing Single-Handed - the MeisterSinger Metris reviewed in depth
Replies: 34
Views: 874

Re: Managing Single-Handed - the MeisterSinger Metris reviewed in depth

Great review Steve. While the only single-hander I've owned is the cheap and cheerful Luch, I agree that they are the perfect watch for days where "ish" time is good enough, whether it's a beach vacation, or a lazy day around the house.
by Lavaine
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Post a picture from your latest ride
Replies: 736
Views: 31711

Re: Post a picture from your latest ride

On a (mostly) dry ride last week I managed to find, and fall into, a decently sized mudhole. Ironically I was trying to navigate around it when I fell in.

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by Lavaine
Fri May 29, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Happy 50th!
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Happy 50th!

Looks great. After buying and wearing my C60 bronze, I am a convert to relief bezels. They definitely add a certain something to divers.
by Lavaine
Wed May 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What WAS I thinking of?
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: What WAS I thinking of?

I still own my Mk1 C5A, and my dad owns a gold quartz Mk1 C5. Neither of them are going anywhere. The C3 and C5 will always be among the best designs CW has ever made.